When I was little I loved Halloween and everything that went with it: the costumes, the candy, the excitement I felt as my sisters and I made our way through our darkened neighborhood, the familiar now transformed into a make-believe world where I felt anything was possible. I still love that delicious feeling and try to instill it into my work as well. When I retired I had more time for family, home, and friends, and since I've always had a creative drive I dabbled in different things, including art and writing. I opened an Etsy shop and offered some of my handmade items for sale including jewelry and knitted things and little sculpted characters. Eventually, my new found love for sculpting took over to the point I feel it to be my "calling." The dolls are fantasy--fairies, mermaids, mythical folk. I also love sculpting animals. I love to create original work that is somehow uplifting and inspiring. I create what I love and hope that others will recognize the positive aspects my sculptures and books may stir in their own spirits, and love them too. I'm very lucky and blessed to have the support of those I love and to be able to do the things I love.